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Saltbox Seafood Joint

) #38 of 633 Restaurants in Durham ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood
608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
+1 919-908-8970
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (23 reviews)
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
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Reviews (127)
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was driving back to my hotel in downtown Durham and noticed this place on the roadside crowded with people. It was lunchtime so I decided to circle back and check it out. The Saltbox is a basically shed with a kitchen, a small gravel...More

Thank Chowin-N-Carousin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this little out of the way spot had a great catfish plate with thin potato chip fries, cole slaw that even my kids ate. The hush puppies were delicious. It was very filling and the price was right.

Thank 497desireeh
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. We had the shrimp and grouper roll which was so flavorful, tender and delicious. The seasoning was amazing. They could sell it by itself and I would buy it! The coleslaw was addictive. I ate most of my son's...More

Thank ClayFamilyTime
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Found this seafood eatery on Trip Advisor by searching for the best seafood in town. While visiting from Maryland, my husband and I decided to stop here and it was well worth it! A different perspective on serving take-out....we ordered the fried grouper and trout....More

1  Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Walk up to the window and order from the daily menu. You will be serve freshly caught fish prepared when you order. The selection varies by what what was caught the day. After ordering find a spot on an outdoor picnic table and wait the...More

Thank Louise833
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Great food, good vibes. Reminds me of being at the beach. Food was amazing. It's well worth the wait if you have the time.

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Here's the scoop, this place is basically 3/4 guys in a shack... cooking amazing food! Don't go there if you want gourmet service, you won't get it. Go there to enjoy great and different seafood . Loved the grilled fish and the scallops which were...More

Thank Georgine L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My colleagues and I were looking for a place to take a break and get some food while filming in Durham. This place was perfect. Great fried fish, of many varieties, seasoned perfectly. Friendly owner.

Thank JonathanSecor
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This restaurant needs an honest and factual review in order for people to make an informed decision where to spend their time and money to eat. The Saltbox has been the beneficiary of several write ups and feature articles touting how good their food is....More

3  Thank NBass
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you have the time to wait, it's the best. Get there early, opening time is 11:30 am and a line will already be forming. The scallop roll was cooked / seasoned perfectly and honey hush puppies were to die for. Seafood is fresh and...More

Thank Dennis K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701-2416
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-908-8970
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